Udaipur City Palace
Udaipur City Palace - Most Famous Palace of Udaipur
A Palace with the mix of medieval, European and Chinese forms of architecture
The Udaipur City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was initially built by Maharana Udai Singh II in the year 1559, and was completed by his successors in the 18th century.
The Udaipur city palace comprises of 11 beautiful palaces built by different rulers which resemble each other. It is built of white marble and granite, and depicts a perfect blend of the medieval, European and Chinese forms of architecture. The entry of the Palace is through the majestic Hati Pol or the Elephant Gate.
The Udaipur City Palace is the largest Palace Complex in Rajasthan consisting of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and gardens. In 1974, a part of the City Palace and the 'Zenana Mahal' (Ladies Chamber) have been transformed into a museum, displaying a large and diverse array of artifacts, which is open for public. 'Amar Vilas' is the highest point of this Palace and has wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers and terraces.
Best Time to visit Udaipur City Palace
The Udaipur City Palace is open on all days from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The entrance fee for adults is Rs. 75 and for children is Rs. 30. The best season to visit Udaipur City Palace is from October to March.
How to reach Udaipur City Palace
The nearest Railway station is at Udaipur, which is 4 kms from the Palace and the nearest airport is the Dabok airport, which is 21 kms far from Udaipur.
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